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The Simple Skincare Routine Every 40+ Woman Should Follow

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While your skin is always in the process of aging, the effects can be more noticeable after the age of forty. 

Skin cell turnover becomes significantly reduced in your forties, which can result in dryness, dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

The good news is, you can potentially avoid such problems and maintain healthy skin by following a simple skincare routine.

Use Personalized Skincare Treatments to Maintain a Youthful Complexion

The older you become, the more you need to look after your skin. In addition to gaining skin of a better appearance, women over the age of forty who regularly follow a skincare routine can prevent infections and have faster skin healing capabilities.

Furthermore, using personalized anti-aging treatments as part of your skincare routine can reveal more youthful-looking appearances by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging.

When you get a customized treatment specifically formulated for your skin, you’ll also get advice from professionals on how to incorporate it into your regular skincare routine.

Cleanse Twice a Day

Women of all ages should cleanse their faces twice a day.

That helps you to remove all of the dirt and excess oil that has built up in your skin’s pores and on top of your skin.

By using a cleanser twice daily, you can prevent breakouts of pimples and clogged pores.

You should cleanse your face with a cleanser that is right for your skin after you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night.

Moisturize Twice a Day

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By moisturizing your face, your skin is fed vitamins and nutrients to keep it healthy and maintain a smooth complexion. The moisturizer also creates a barrier on top of the skin to protect it against toxins like smog and smoke.

However, if you have acne-prone or oily skin, you’ll need to choose a moisturizer that is right for your type of skin, as some moisturizers can cause breakouts when you have oily or acne-prone skin.

If you have oily skin, avoid thick moisturizers and go with a lightweight gel or oil-free product that can keep your skin hydrated without clogging up your pores.

If you have dry skin or normal skin, go with a moisturizer that contains ingredients like rosehip oil or hydraulic acid, both of which can provide deep hydration to your skin and repair your skin from sun damage.

Regardless of your skin type, you should use moisturizer twice daily, once in the morning and once before you sleep at night.

Apply Sunscreen Once a Day

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People always remember to put sunscreen on their skin when it’s hot and sunny. But the ultraviolet rays from the sun that can cause harm to your skin are always present, even on cloudy days.

So, it’s important that women over the age of forty protect their skin against UV rays to avoid getting sunburn, wrinkles, moles, dry patches, and even cancer.

Use a sunscreen that’s right for your skin type every day. Many moisturizers now come with SPF, but if you use a moisturizer that doesn’t, apply sunscreen as an additional layer in the mornings.

Exfoliate Twice a Week

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Women of all ages should use an exfoliator twice a week, but it’s even more important that you stick to the routine if you are over the age of forty.

You should use an exfoliator to scrub away dead skin cells after you cleanse.

Without regular exfoliation, breakouts are more likely to happen. Furthermore, exfoliating can give your skin a brighter appearance. In turn, that helps your skin to maintain a youthful complexion as it ages.  

Make sure you select a gentle exfoliator, though. And do not overdo exfoliation. Too much abrasiveness to the skin could make it worse, so stick to exfoliating twice weekly as part of your skincare routine.

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